The short answer is “probably not.”
If you do not have a legal financial obligation between you and your girlfriend, she likely cannot be added to your health insurance policy. If she is considered a domestic partner by your state, then she could possibly be added to your health insurance. However, there’s no guarantee that your insurance will fund the abortion pill.
I Have Insurance, But My Girlfriend Does Not
We understand the dilemma. You want to help your girlfriend out financially, and you’re the only one insured. If you’re in the middle of an unexpected pregnancy, this can be a real challenge.
However, most insurance companies require either marriage or domestic partnership to be able to add your girlfriend to your insurance. We recommend calling your insurance company if you want specific details about your health insurance policy and coverage options.
How Can I Help My Girlfriend In This Situation?
There are a few ways you can help.
First, have your girlfriend schedule an appointment at Women’s Help Center. We provide pre-abortion assessments at our four locations throughout Jacksonville and Nassau County. This includes medical-grade pregnancy tests, ultrasounds (upon evaluation), and information on all pregnancy options.
Our services are provided at no cost—no insurance necessary. These services are important before making any decision. Women’s Help Center is a good first step in determining what your next step should be.
Second, you can research the programs offered by your state. Florida Medicaid will provide healthcare coverage to women who meet their requirements. However, Florida Medicaid will not cover any abortion costs except in rare cases of life endangerment, incest, or rape. Other states could have similar laws.
Third, be supportive. More than your finances, your partner needs to know you care about her. Being by her side during this time can make a huge difference.
If your girlfriend just found out that she’s pregnant with an at-home test, the next step is to get it confirmed with a lab-quality test and an ultrasound. We provide this for free. You’re welcome to join her for the appointment!
We’ll also provide accurate information on every pregnancy option, including the abortion pill. Choosing any pregnancy option is a life-changing decision, and you need to understand all the risks and trade-offs before making your selection as a couple.
We’re here for you both! Schedule your free and confidential appointment today.